Author Tova Andrea Wang and journalist Harvey Wasserman discussed voter suppression and voter theft, including the issue of "voter fraud," the controversy over Voter IDs and the related court cases, the dangers posed by electronic voting machines, and the history of alleged election theft in Ohio, Florida, and elsewhere, as well as the use of voter suppression in partisan politics, almost exclusively (in recent history) by the Republican Party.
Tova Andrea Wang, a nationally known expert on election reform and political participation, is Senior Democracy Fellow at Demos. Wang was Executive Director of the Century Foundation's Post-2004 Election Reform Group, and was staff person to the National Commission on Federal Election Reform. Her commentary on election reform has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and numerous other media outlets, and she has frequently appeared on national radio and television programs, including the Today Show and the ABC Nightly News. She is the author of The Politics of Voter Suppression: Defending and Expanding Americans’ Right to Vote, a Century Foundation Book published by Cornell University Press.
Harvey Wasserman, a longtime alternative journalist and activist, is the author or co-author of a dozen books. With Bob Fitrakis, Harvey helped break many of the major stories surrounding the alleged theft of the 2004 presidential election in Ohio. Their investigative reporting at www.freepress.org prompted Rev. Jesse Jackson to call them "the Woodward and Bernstein of the 2004 election." Will the GOP Steal America's 2012 Election? is their fifth book on election protection. With Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, and others, Harvey helped found NukeFree.org. His writing appears regularly at outlets including The Huffington Post, BuzzFlash, CounterPunch, and The Rag Blog.
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